East Fork Of The Sevier River
Plate 246X. East Fork of the Sevier River 1963 - 2003 Viewed southeast up the East Fork of the Sevier River, which is at the toe of the distant slope. Spruce and white fir have increased, while aspen has declined. A few aspen successfully regenerated about 25 years ago when mule deer populations were low (Kay and Bartos 2000), but today all the aspen suckers have been repeatedly browsed by cattle, deer, and elk. The area in the foreground has been contour-trenched and reseeded to control soil erosion. The planted grasses are mostly smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, and intermediate wheatgrass. The low-growing shrubs are rubber rabbitbrush. Retakes were also made from the same camera station by the Forest Service in 1983 and 2000.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken by Norman L. Huntsman on August 29, 1963; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 4, 2003 - - Photo No. 5210-5. Original photograph held in the range files on the Panguitch Range District, Dixie National Forest, Panguitch, UT.
Conifer, Aspen, Dry Meadow
South West: Section 26, Range 4 ½ West, Township 38 South; UTM 384750E, 4148000N; elevation 8,160 ft.